MODIFIED SCLERAL BUCKLING WITH A NON-CONTACT WIDE ANGLE VIEWING SYSTEM AND A 25G CHANDELIER ENDOILLUMINTOR

  • Tehmina Jahangir
  • Haroon Tayyab
  • Muhammad Naeem
  • Qasim Lateef
  • Asad Aslam Khan

Abstract

AbstractPurpose:  To evaluate the outcome of scleral buckling surgery using a wide – angle non-contact viewing system and chandelier endoillumination for per-operative fundus visualization in patients with non-complex rhegmatogenous retinal detachments.Materials and Methods:   This was a prospective, interventional study carried out at the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital Lahore over a period of six months. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was employed. Fifteen eyes of fifteen pati-ents underwent modified scleral buckling procedure for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment using a 25G Awh Chandelier (inserted into the sclera through the pars plana) and wide angle viewing system to view the fundus intraoperatively instead of the conventional Indirect Ophthalmoscope.Results:  The mean age of the patients in this study group was 41.9 ± 12.4 years. Out of fifteen patients, 13 had flat retinas postoperatively. Two patients had to undergo pars plana vitrectomy with silicone oil tamponade due to development of retinal detachment secon-dary to PVR.Conclusion:  Modified scleral buckling with the con-current use of a chandelier light and wide angle viewing system provides an easier and more convenient means of visualizing the fundus under panoramic viewing conditions intraoperatively.Key Words:  Wide – angle viewing system. Retinal detachment. Scleral buckling. Endoillumination.
Published
2016-01-08
Section
Surgery & Allied